Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:55:52 EST 1800 It’s in the signs: time to reform funding for education In the noisy political post-gaming usual for an election year, focusing as always on partisan differences, the pundits have missed one quiet fact that speaks instead to the things that unite us: November was a very good month for South Carolina... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:36:03 EST These boots were made for waiting Heads are finally rolling because of the Department of Veterans Affairs' assorted waitlist scandals. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:35:05 EST Duong leads Wolves to eighth at Midwest Classic INDIANAPOLIS — Newberry College 125-pounder Trung Duong won the championship of his weight class to lead the No. 10-ranked Wolves to a xxth place finish at the 36th Annual Midwest Classic, hosted by the University of Indianapolis. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:18:01 EST Holiday season means more caution on roads and at home Russ Dubisky, executive director of the S.C. Insurance News Service, has a variety of information about prevention of holiday season driving safety, cooking safety and how to protect your home this winter. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:14:02 EST Veteran pro bono legal assistance update The National listing of Pro Bono Resources for Veterans is a legal directory of offices that will advise and assist veterans and their dependents in legal matters. The directory can be accessed at... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:49:01 EST Newberry High School Holiday Classic begins Saturday NEWBERRY — The Newberry High School boys basketball team will host a three-day tournament from Dec. 20 through Dec. 23. Eight teams will play and every team is guaranteed to play a game each day. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:14:01 EST Cheerleaders bring home title The Newberry Academy Varsity Competition Cheerleaders competed Nov. 8 for a chance to bring home a SCISA state title and brought home two awards. The girls placed first in the Gametime Cheer and Gametime Dance divisions and placed second in the... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:53:03 EST Willard lands on All-America second team ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Following the second-ever season in school history, Newberry College field hockey has received their first ever All-American. Kaitlyn Willard earned second team Division II All-America honors as published by Synapse... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:22:03 EST NC Animal Care and Control celebrates Christmas Shannon Byrd, left, adoption coordinator for Newberry County Animal Care and Control, and director Leslie Jenkins are holding kittens that are available for adoption at the facility. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:07:06 EST Newberry dropped by Railsplitters HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Newberry College men's basketball team lost 100-81 on Monday evening inside the Tex Turner Arena on the campus of Lincoln Memorial. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:45:02 EST Rich with our history NEWBERRY — Newberry County, in its soon to be 230-year history, has suffered natural disasters, been the site of military battles and hosted visitors from around the world, many of whom have visited or performed at the Newberry Opera... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:41:03 EST Whitmire home destroyed by fire WHITMIRE — An early morning fire on Monday destroyed the home of the owner of Pearl's Cafe on Main Street in Whitmire, officials said. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:13:02 EST Tractor-trailer driver charged with pointing gun NEWBERRY — A tractor-trailer driver from Sevierville, Tenn., was charged last week with pointing and presenting a firearm after the driver of a passenger vehicle said the man pointed a gun at him on I-26. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:10:04 EST Computer coding magic NEWBERRY COUNTY — Students throughout the Newberry County School District had the chance to create code last week during the initiative titled “Hour of Code.” Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:26:02 EST Wolves fall to LMU on the road HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Newberry Wolves women's basketball team suffered a tough defeated on the road on Monday night as they dropped an 86-76 contest to the Lady Railsplitters of Lincoln Memorial. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:23:02 EST District hears audit results NEWBERRY — The Newberry County School District Board of Trustees has approved the financial audit for the year ending June 30, 2014. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:10:03 EST Wolves snap three-game losing skid NEWBERRY — Newberry snapped a three-game losing skid as they knocked off nonconference foe Francis Marion on Saturday, 56-40. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:53:03 EST Newberry surges to 10-0 hoops season start NEWBERRY — The No. 22/18 Newberry College men's basketball team thundered to a big first half lead and sustained multiple rallies by the Southern Wesleyan University Warriors in a 99-80 victory in Eleazer Arena on... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:51:02 EST Police conducting checkpoints Friday to Sunday NEWBERRY — The Newberry Police Department will conduct traffic safety checkpoints on Dec. 19, Dec. 20 and Dec. 21 between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. at several locations within the city limits of Newberry. The checkpoint locations will include but are... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:38:02 EST They make a difference, one basket at a time NEWBERRY — Making a difference, one basket at a time: The Newberry City Fire Department is beginning the delivery of its “good-fellow” baskets to those in the community in need. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:25:02 EST